Changes. There are adjustment changes in life, like adjusting the picnic due to rain, or adjusting to a new position at work, etc. There are also disruptive changes, changes that fundamentally alter our lives. Our world is full of disruptive change right now—economic, technology, climate, balance of power.
The spiritual rhythm of life is in flux also, just like everything else around us, and it is disruptive. While this feels dark, it isn’t bad.
In fact, I think God is behind the disruption. Status quo spirituality is not cutting it—not for God, and not for us. We need a transformation, a reformation, a redefining of what it means to be sons and daughters of a passionate, engaged God.
I wrote No Mercy to fuel disruption. I wrote to illuminate a path in the midst of disruption. I wrote to cast a vision of how to embrace disruptive change—especially spiritual change—turn it to your advantage, and emerge transformed.
In disruptive times, it helps if we have someone to follow, to emulate. We need a guide, someone who discovers the path through disruptive darkness into the light of reformation. The life and story of Hank Henderson, the main character in No Mercy, offers us such a man for consideration.
We will never return to business as usual on any major front, including spiritually. Given this, I wrote No Mercy.